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Uber and Lyft Drivers Say They Want to Change Ridesharing’s ‘Predatory Business Model’

California appears to be on the verge of passing AB5, a bill that would make it much harder for companies to classify employees as “independent contractors”—and a bill that scares Uber and Lyft to death. Drivers from those companies wrote in to tell us how being a real live employee would change their lives.Read more… […]

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Wear a Head Sock Before You Get on a Rental Moped, for the Love of God

One of the earliest pieces of advice I ever got from my mother is to never share hats with someone. My coworker Erica Lourd received similar motherly advice, forbidden from using a friend’s hairbrush. Why? Because this is how things like lice and bedbugs can spread. And now with startup Revel’s common-use electric…Read more… Continue […]

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Uber Not Criminally Liable in Fatal 2018 Self-Driving Car Accident, Arizona Prosecutor Finds

Ride-hailing Uber has been found not criminally liable in the death of 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, who tragically became the first known pedestrian to be killed by a self-driving vehicle when she was struck by an Uber test SUV in Tempe, Arizona in March 2018.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent

In the past few months, wannabe online video stars have filmed themselves doing a suicide bomb “prank” at college and spreading a fake rumor about a mass shooting at a Disney resort. They have also landed themselves in court for things as varied as feeding toothpaste-filled Oreos to a homeless man and shooting their…Read more… […]

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Uber Regains Temporary License to Operate in London After Promising to Stop Being Terrible

Ride-sharing giant Uber, which lost its license to operate in its millions-strong London market in September 2017 amid a Transport for London (TfL) ruling the company was “not fit and proper to hold a private operator license,” has won at least a temporary reprieve in its battle against UK regulators.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be ‘Amazon for Transportation’

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Wednesday that the ridesharing company that has been clouded in controversy for the last few years is finally ready to go public, and intends to do so in the second half of 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber’s Big Cyber Monday Offer Is An Investment Deal At A Discount Of $20 Billion: Report

Uber is looking for a new investment deal to raise some cash and shift power away from former-CEO Travis Kalanick’s remaining interest, and it just got an offer that would cut its recent valuation by $20 billion. That’s quite the Cyber Monday steal.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber’s Sign Language Feature Helps You Learn Basic Phrases, Directions

Everyone’s got their preference when using a ride-sharing service. Some love a chatty driver or some talk radio, while others would prefer complete silence until they reach their destination. If your Uber driver happens to be deaf or hard of hearing, communication might be more difficult or potentially awkward. But…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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